Awards & Competitions

The WMAIA Design Awards, the WMAIA / USGBC Green Giants Awards, and other relevant design competition and awards programs are listed here.

Programs not sponsored by the WMAIA or the AIA are listed as a courtesy; the list is neither exhaustive nor complete.

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The WMAIA Design Awards program is held every two years, in even-numbered years. This awards program alternates with the Green Giants Award program, which is held every two years in odd-numbered years.

In 2022, the WMAIA received 13 entries. Three Honor Awards – the highest award category – were presented; two Merit Awards were given, and one Citation Awards was presented. The Chapter also held an informal Architects’ Choice runoff during the Annual Meeting; one project was given that award.

See all entries & the award winners here.

From 2013 to 2023 the Green Giants Award Program honored the work of the trades people, educators, and owners/program directors who help build, teach about, envision and fund the green buildings in Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin, and Berkshire counties.

The program was held every two years in odd-numbered years. It alternated with the WMAIA Design Awards Program, which is held every two years in even-numbered years. See past award winners here.

In 2023 the final Green Giants Award was given in memoriam to Laura Fitch AIA, who was one of the founders of the Awards program.

Other Awards Programs

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